The first year of college is an exciting time, but it's also a time when freshmen can pack on the pounds.
It's also known as the "Freshmen 15," referring to the extra 15 pounds that some first year students gain when not living at home for the first time.
These freshman are no longer eating home cooked meals from mom or dad, so they are eating whatever and whenever they want.
Fresno State is trying educate freshman students about healthy food choices to avoid the Fresno 15. The student health center, along with dietitians, are trying to inform students on making healthier decisions.
Dietitians are going out on campus, meeting students and answering any questions. They've also launched a weight loss challenge and all the menus now have the calories next to each item to help students make better food choices.
Dietitian Lisa Herzig said, "If they're gaining 5 pounds, 10 pounds now, think about what happens in another 20 years."
Also, to better entice students to eat healthier, there is a salad bar and fresh fruit at the University dinning hall.